Experience the Power of Modern Dance in Contemporary Choreographers Showcase
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Jazz up Halloween with a spectacular sing-along screening of the smoking hot Oscar-winning movie musical Chicago and a roaring '20s-themed costume party replete with fabulous prizes. It all starts in the Auditorium Theatre's lobby speakeasy, where you'll sip period cocktails from the cash bar, strut your flapper dresses, tassels and fedoras, and move to the sultry crooning of cabaret artist Kimberly Lawson. Then it's into the theater, where you'll join the onscreen likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere in belting out such high-octane Chicago show tunes as "All That Jazz," "Razzle Dazzle" and "I Can't Do It Alone." Meanwhile, the live-action Merry Murderess Dancers will have you doing the Charleston in the aisles and awards will be given for Best Dressed, Most Creative and Best Group Costumes. Learn More
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Featured review from Deb O.Red Velvet
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We very much enjoyed this performance. The Joffrey company is outstanding. Our reaction to the choreography was uneven. We really loved the first piece, and were less enthralled by the subsequent pieces. However, the performance definitely made us want to see more of the Joffrey.
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The seats provided by Goldstar were, as usual, wonderful. We were in the dress circle towards the center. The program had three separate pieces, all of which were interesting to watch with imaginative contemporary choreography. The energy of the...continued
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: György Ligeti
Wheeldon’s contemporary masterpiece is a stunning abstract rendering of music into movement and patterns. It is enchanting, wistful, and often profound.
Choreography: Brock Clawson
Music: John Adams, Michelle McLaughlin, Martin Tillman, M83, Jeremy Limb
Named for the well-known Chicago street, Crossing Ashland is a metaphor for facing change within us.
_ Choreography: Alexander Ekman
Music: Mikael Karlsson, Ane Brun & Erik Satie
Episode 31 is a large group piece showcasing the dancers’ youth, vigor and athleticism. The piece features contrasting pumping, almost tribal sequences with strong balletic poses.